Tom Haines Memorial Reception Sunday May 5

Please join Polly & Tom’s friends for a reception

In loving memory of



Sunday May 5, 2024, 2 to 5 PM

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)
85 Saint Nicholas Terrace, New York 10031, ~132nd St.

The reception will be zoomed and recorded. Click Zoom link.
There will be light refreshments afterwards.

Scheduled speakers are:

  • Dr. Vincent G. Boudreau…President of the City College of New York and host
  • Dr. Mary “Polly” Cleveland…Mrs. Thomas Haines
  • Jess Dannhauser…Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
  • Dr. Marilyn Gunner…Physics Professor, City College of New York
  • Mindy Lewis…Author and Teacher of Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D….Professor, Senior Physician, Rockefeller University
  • Kimberly Hardy Watson…President and CEO, Graham Windham
  • Tom Haines himself at his 88th birthday party

If you would like to say a few words, no more than 3 minutes, contact Polly at 212 873-2982 or Please write words in advance as speaking time is limited.

The ASRC is at 85 Saint Nicholas Terrace. Map below. Best by taxi to 85 Saint Nicholas Terrace (service entrance will be open), or the corner of W 135th & Convent Ave. Use public transportation with a 15 minute very steep uphill walk from ACBD line to 125th St or 1 line to 135th St. No Sunday parking at CCNY and garages are way downhill (see below).

Polly has arranged vans to take guests from her apartment at 20 West 72nd Street #506, leaving at 1:00 PM. Please contact her if you are taking the van.

Polly will have copies of Tom’s autobiography, A Curious Life, From Rebel Orphan to Innovative Scientist.

Read Tom’s obituary. Read Polly’s account of Tom’s last days.

Parking near ASRC

Little Man Parking
300 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10030

311 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027

Y & H Garages Inc
526 West 134th Street
New York, NY 10031

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